Tag Archives: Bureau Of Land Management

Guest Post: A victory of absence

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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May 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

BLM lease sales explained: Why you can’t prevent drilling on public lands for $2 an acre

On June 8, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management Colorado will hold an online auction to sell leases for more than 100,000 acres of federal […]...

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April 13, 2017 Just In, The Beats

The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules

In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, with the goal of shrinking its carbon footprint and […]...

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February 10, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Environmental groups intervene to defend federal methane rule

Fifteen state, regional, tribal and national groups, including one from southwestern Colorado, have filed a legal motion with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) […]...

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December 9, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

What were undercover agents doing at an anti-fracking protest in Colorado?

  Local and federal undercover law enforcement agents were assigned to monitor an anti-fracking demonstration in Lakewood this spring, according to emails and a report in […]...

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July 21, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Some businesses see opportunity in new methane rules

Natural gas wasted at well sites between 2009 and 2014 could have fueled five million households for a year.   DENVER – Some businesses are welcoming […]...

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January 26, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

BLM auctions drilling rights to Pawnee National Grasslands

Lakewood — Inside the Bureau of Land Management office Thursday, a fast talking, cowboy-hat-wearing auctioneer did quick work: In three hours, buyers had purchased 93 […]...

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November 16, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Coal-fired debate over the federal coal program

Coal industry members, environmentalists and state and local officials all gathered in a Marriott hotel conference room in Golden on Tuesday to weigh in on […]...

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August 20, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Judge blocks Colorado coal mine plan, orders feds to evaluate climate impacts

A court ruling issued in Colorado on Friday could nudge government agencies toward making more honest assessments of the climate impacts tied to the projects they approve for federal lands....

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June 28, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Rare Colorado wildflowers survive 30 years of bureaucratic bumbling

Saving tiny patches of rare plants from extinction is no easy task. In most cases, you can't just put a fence around them and call it good....

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May 19, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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